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NEPAL

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The rich cultural heritage of Nepal has evolved over centuries. This multi-dimensional cultural heritage encompasses within itself the cultural diversities of various ethnic, tribal, and social groups inhabiting different altitudes, and it manifests in various forms, such as music, and dance, art and craft, folklores and folktales, languages and literature, philosophy and religion, festivals and celebrations, and foods and drinks.

 

Religions are the integral and deep-rooted part of Nepalese life. Temples, images, carved paintings can be seen everywhere around the country.  Majority of the people are Hindu in Nepal, nevertheless, Buddhism has also important place in this country.  Hinduism and Buddhism are closely connected throughout the history of Nepal.

 

The 2001 census has identified 80.6% of the population as Hindu and Buddhism was practiced by about 11% of the population (although many people labelled Hindu or Buddhist often practice a syncretic blend of Hinduism, Buddhism and/or animist traditions). About 4.2% of the population is Muslim and 3.6% of the population follows the indigenous Kirant religion. Christianity is practiced officially by less than 0.5% of the population.

 

Hindu and Buddhist traditions in Nepal go back to more than two millennia. In Lumbini, Buddha was born, and Pashupatinath Temple, Kathamandu, is an old and famous Shiva temple of Hindus. Nepal has several other temples and Buddhist monasteries as well as places of worship of other religious groups. Traditionally, Nepalese philosophical thoughts are ingrained with the Hindu and Buddhist philosophical ethos and traditions, which include elements of Kashmir Shaivism, Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, works of Karmacharyas of Bhaktapur, and a variety of tantric traditions. Tantric traditions are deep rooted in Nepal, including the practice of animal sacrifices. Five types of animals, always male, are considered acceptable for sacrifice: water buffalo, goats, sheep, chickens, and ducks.

 

With a multiplicity of groups, Nepal has several cultures, Gods and goddesses, which co-exist with the major religions. In its long cultural history, Nepal has always remained a land of religious harmony.

 

General Information About NEPAL

Travel Documents

It is the client’s own responsibility to obtain passport & travel visa. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date. The client is responsible for providing the company with correct, complete & accurate information regarding personal details including physical disabilities.

Problems

If you ever feel a problem has developed, whether simple or complicated, physical, medical or interpersonal, please discuss it with your guide. He can often find a quick, confidential solution to correct or improve the situation. Discussion encourages understanding, expressing feeling often alleviates them or indicates a direction in which to proceed.

Security

The vast majority of Nepalese are friendly, trustworthy people. However, in places frequented by tourists, especially public market places, airports and downtown streets, you must be aware of pickpockets and bag snatchers. Rest assured that the chances of bodily injury is practically nil and that the streets are relatively safe to walk at night. While on trek, we have staff to guard the camp once it's set up to keep people away from the tents. It is good idea to keep your tent securely zipped at all times. Your trip guide will brief you thoroughly on arrival in Nepal.

If you plan to leave your excess cash or checks and other valuables in the Kathmandu hotel safe, you need to carry a photocopy of your passport while sightseeing and trekking. It is a good idea to have a money belt, neck pouch, or similar device for carrying valuables. While on trek keep your valuables with you at all times or lock them securely in your duffel bag.

Normally our staff in Nepal will collect your passport upon arrival in Kathmandu in order to complete trekking permit formalities for you. Your passport will be kept in our office safe and returned to you after the trek.

 

Climate

Weather conditions in Nepal vary from region to region. Summer and late spring temperatures range from about 28 degrees Celsius in the hill region of the country to more than 40 degrees in the Terai. In winter, average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7 degrees to a mild 23 degrees. The Kathmandu Valley, at an altitude of 1,310 meters, has a mild climate ranging from 19 to 27 degrees in the summer and 2 to 20 degrees in the winter.

Maximum-Minimum Temperatures (in Celsius degrees)

Place || Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kathmandu 19-2 20-4 25-8 30-11 30-16 30-20 30-21 29-20 27-19 23-15 23-4 20-2
Pokhara 20-8 21-8 27-11 30-16 30-19 30-20 30-21 30-21 29-20 27-18 23-11 20-8
Chitwan 24-7 26-8 33-12 35-18 35-20 35-23 33-24 33-24 32-22 31-18 29-12 24-8

Season

The most popular seasons for traveling to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India are spring (Feb-May) and autumn (Aug-Nov). During the monsoon season (June-Aug) tours and treks are also possible depending on where you are going

Map

Maps of Nepal's regions are available in Kathmandu. You will be given maps of Kathmandu and your trek route at your trip briefing upon arrival.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on buses or in dining tents. We try to pair non-smokers (the great majority on our trips) with other non-smokers. Ifyou get mis-paired, please talk to your trekking guide.

Time and Communication

Nepal is approximately 13 hours ahead of Pacific Time. It is possible to telephone your country from Nepal from the hotel in Kathmandu, but this must be paid for on the spot; there are no collect calls.

Photography

There are incredible opportunities for photography in Nepal and there are no limitations on the amount of film you may bring. The price of film in Kathmandu is exorbitant, so we recommend bringing more films than you expect to use. 20 rolls is a moderate amount and you may even want to bring more.

Currency Fluctuation

All prices of the tours are based on foreign exchange rates at the time of publication. Prices may change in the event of increased land or air costs that are beyond the company’s control. The company reserves the right to alter the price of any tour due to currency fluctuation. Any increased price will normally be notified 60 days prior to departure.

Health Requirements

Our company reserves the rights to exclude clients who are physically or mentally unfit to undertake long trips. Travelers to Tibet are required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating that s/he is fit enough to travel & her/his blood pressure & heart condition are normal. This is a necessary requirement because of the possible effects that the very high altitude may have on certain people.

Quotations

All quotations are subject to availability of services quoted and are not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed and deposit received. Quotes are valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Tourist Visa

Entry : A Visa is necessary to make entry into Nepal and can be obtained for the following durations from any Royal Nepal Embassy or Consulate or at the entry points in Nepal.

Period (duration) Fee
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Re-entry facilities on tourist visa (can be issued from the department):
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Note : Re-entry facilities should be used within the validity of the visa period. It is not considered as a visa extension.

 

Visa Extension

A tourist visa can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu or the Immigration Office, Pokhara for a total of 120 days. If tourists require a visa extension beyond 120 days, an additional 30-day visa can be granted on reasonable grounds by the Department of Immigration at the approval of the Home Ministry. In one visa year (January to December) a tourist may not stay in Nepal longer than a cumulative 150 days.

Extension Fee : Per day - US$ 1.00 (one) in Nepalese currency.
Note: for a visa extension, please attach a photograph with the application form.
Fee for overstay on a Tourist visa: 100% along with regular visa extension fee.
Note: Visa (only for seven day overstay period) can be regularized at the Immigration Office at the exit point within the period of 120 days in a visa year.
Fee Exemption: Children under 10 years.

Transit Visa

A transit visa can be obtained from the Airport Immigration for a period of 48 hrs on the Presentation of air ticket.

Transit Visa Fee : US$ 5.00

Entry Procedure And Visa Rules

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. However, effective from October 2000, Indians traveling to Nepal by air have to show upon arrival at entry point a valid photo identity like a passport, voter's identity or an identify card issued by the Indian government. Temporary identity card with photographs issued by Nepal-based Indian diplomatic missions is considered in case of exception. Children under 10 years need not show any identification.

Other non-Nepali visitors do not need visa to be in Nepal for three days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Free visa is to be given to tourists for re-entry to Nepal provided they stay at least for 15 days in the country in that visa year.

  1. First single entry to Nepal for 60 days from the date of entry is US $30 or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency. The second entry in the same visa year for 30 days from the date of entry is US $30.
  2. Multiple entry for one visa year is US $50 plus US $30 for single entry or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency.
  3. The visitors who wish to stay for more than 60 days in Nepal can extend their tourist visa by paying US $30 or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency for 30 days from the Department of Immigration.
  4. For foreign investors business visa with multiple entry facility for a period of one year and five years can be obtained from the Department of Immigration on the recommendation of Department of Industry and Commerce by paying US $100 and US $250 or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency.

 


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contact address 

Oknepal Travel & Tours (P.) Ltd.
P.O.Box No. 19698, Samakhusi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00977-1-4356663, 4356866
Email: info@oknepaltravel.com

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